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News Release

Monday, July 3, 2006

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Suspect Wanted for Running Over Unknown Pedestrian

Los Angeles: Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a driver who hit and critically injured a pedestrian. The pedestrian's identity is also being sought.

On Friday, June 9, 2006, around 10:55 p.m., LAPD traffic officers responded to a felony hit and run traffic collision at Vine Street and Sunset Boulevard.

According to witnesses, the pedestrian, a male White, 25-35 years old, 5'10" tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes, was acting strangely. Witnesses saw him throwing himself on the ground in front of passing cars. A car travelling south on Vine Street struck the man and failed to stop.

The pedestrian sustained a lacerated chin and abrasions to both hands and knees. He was transported to a local hospital. A short time later he lapsed into a coma.

The car was a 2000-2006 black sedan.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact West Traffic Detectives at 213-473-0234. On weekends and during off-hours, call West Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-473-0222.